Monday, November 16, 2009

How healthy is our food?

Questions about the moral and ethical aspects of our food industry abound as we publish a plethora of books to help achieve a healthier and longer life. What is the hidden cost of cheap food? Is it possible to stem the growing tide of obesity in this country? Can we try to model our culture of food on that of other countries which have successfully shied away from processed food in favor of 'real' food? Does the pursuit of profit in the food industry take precedence over the health of the people and the environment? Is sustainable agriculture a real alternative to industrial agriculture?

We have books and films about these and other cutting edge topics here at the Wellesley Library. Click on the titles below to read reviews and find availability through our catalog.

The Way We Eat : why our food choices matter by Peter Singer 2006

Just Food : where locavores get it wrong and how we can truly eat responsibly by James E. McWilliams 2009

America's Food : what you don't know about what you eat by Harvey Blatt 2008

Raising Less Corn, more hell : the case for the independent farm and against industrial food by George Pyle 2005

The end of Food by Paul Roberts 2008

Feeding the Planet : environmental protection through sustainable agriculture by Klaus Hahlbrock 2009

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan 2008

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan 2006

Food Politics by Marion Nestle 2002

The Future of Food (DVD) 2004

We Feed the World (DVD) 2009


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